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OF NORTH CAROLINA,
St. Mark's Lutheran Church,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 1 st, 1 899.
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Fourteenth Annual Convention Xifar»ruJ !
WOMAN'S HOME AND FOREIGN
Evangelical Lutheran Synod
OF NORTH CAROLINA,
St. Mark's Lutheran Church,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 1st, 1899.
Troth Job Print, Salisbury, N. C.
Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Convention
North Carolina Synod.
Mrs. J. O. Wertz, China Grove, N. C.
First — Miss Ella B. Shirey, Concord, N. C.
Second — Mrs. V. R. Stickley, Enochville, X. C.
Miss Florence Miller, Watson ville, X. C.
Mrs. H. N. Miller Mt. Pleasant, X. C.
General Secretary of Children's Societies.
Miss E. B. Shirey Concord, X. C.
Organizing Committee of Northern Conference.
Mrs. V. R. Stickley, Enochville, X. C.
Miss Bettie Fisher, Concord, X. C.
Mrs. A. W. Wixecoff Salisbury, X. C.
Organizing Committee of Southern Conference.
Mrs. G. H. Cox, Organ Church. X. C.
Miss Ludara Van Poole, Craven, X. C.
Miss Constance Clixe, Concord, X. C.
Mrs. J. A. Linn, Mt. Pleasant, X. C.
Mrs. Edgar Bowers, Mt. Pleasant, X. C.
Miss Sallie J. Fisher, Mt. Pleasant, X. C.
Mrs. M. L.' Steyexs, : Asheville, X. C.
Place of Next Meeting.
(TO BE DECIDED BY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.)
FOURTEENTH ANNUAL CONVENTION
Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society
EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SYNOD
OF r*ORTH CRROUIflH.
Wednesday, August 30, 3:30 P. M.
The fourteenth annual convention of the Woman's
Home and Foreign Missionary Society of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod of North Carolina was called to order in
St. Mark's Lutheran church, Charlotte, N. C, Wednesday,
August 30;h, 1899, at 3:30 P. M.
The President and first Vice-President being absent,
the second Vice-president, Mrs. J. Q. Wertz, presided
The order for opening- the Convention in United Service,
found on page 48, was used.
Mrs. A. W. Winecoff and Miss Sallie J. Fisher were
appointed to receive the credentials of delegates.
LIST OF DELEGATES.
St. Enoch's — Miss Emma Lipe, Mrs. John C. Deaton.
St. Luke's— Mrs. M. L. Eudy.
Lutheran Chapel — Mrs. Luther Sloop and Mi 3 s Etta
Holy Trinity — Mrs. Edgar Bowers, Miss Mabel
Barrier, Miss Sallie J. Fisher.
Grace— Miss Hallie K. Miller.
Union — Miss Dora Krider, Miss Lettie Kerns.
St. John's (Salisbury) — Mrs. A. Van Pelt, Mrs. A.
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Ebenezer — Miss Lollie Graeber.
Organ Church— Miss Kffie Kluttz.
Mont Amcena Seminary — Miss Mary Hendrix.
St. John's (Cabarrus) — Miss Eltha Fisher, Miss Car-
St. Mark's (China Grove) — Mrs. J. A. Thorn, Miss
St. Mark's (Charlotte)— Mrs. C. B. King-, Mrs. C.
St. James'— Mrs. C. B. Miller, Mrs. J. P. Cook.
Lebanon — Miss Rosa Powlas.
St. Matthew's — Miss Ludara Van Poole.
Augsburg Mission — Mrs. M. L. Halisch, Miss Edna
Trinity — Miss Jennie Ludwig.
Bethel (Rowan) —
Center Grove —
St. Peter's —
Bethel (Stanly) —
St. Stephen's —
Mt. Olive —
Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D., pastor loci, addressed
words of welcome to the Convention, for which welcome
the presiding- officer tendered him the thanks of the Con-
Hymn No. 110 was sung.
Reporters to the papers were appointed as follows:
Charlotte Observer, Rev. C. B. King; Evening News, Rev.
R. C. Holland, D. D.; Salisbury papers, Rev. L. E. Busby;
Lutheran Visitor, Rev. H. N. Miller, Ph. D.
All visiting 1 , active and honorary members of auxiliary
societies and visiting ministers were made advisory mem-
WOMAN S MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 5
bers of the Convention.
The President's report was read and referred to the
Dear Friends and Members of the Fourteenth Annual
Convention of the Woman's Home a«d Foreign Missionary
Societ}' of the North Carolina Synod:
We can but recall with deep gratitude the many ways
in which our Heavenly Father has guided and blessed us
during- the past year. Surely "the Lord has been mindful
May the years witness more consecration and earnest
enthusiasm in the cause for which we have met!
May we realize the great responsibility resting on the
women of our church, and rejoice in the privilege of help-
ing in the work of the Master!
Let us not be weary in welldoing, but press on in this
labor of love for the Master, for we have His promise that
if we do all as unto the Lord He will be with us and bless
We need more earnest prayer, consecration and love
for Christ and the extension of His Kingdom to lead us on
to greater achievements in the future.
Since our last Convention a missionary has been
placed in the field at Greensboro. This is encouraging,
and now we should help him with our prayers and our
offering-s, as this point is to be designated as the Woman's
Mission of the North Carolina Synod.
The Asheville mission is in a prosperous condition.
We must not forget that they need our help also.
If we should hear from our home fields from time to
time, we believe that greater interest would be manifested
in them. We should not be less zealous in our home
missions than we are in our foreign missions.
Very encouraging reports come from our Japan mission.
Since we last met Rev. C. L. Brown has gone to the foreign
field, so that now we have two missionaries in Japan.
Some time ago I received a letter from Rev. C. L. Brown,
in which lie expressed his pleasure and appreciation in
being designated as the Missionary of the Women's
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Societies and expressed the hope that soon a third mission-
ary would be sent out.
The Southern Conferential Convention met twice
during- the year at St. Mark's, China Grove, in November,
and at Prosperity, Cabarrus count} 7 , in July.
Two new societies have been enrolled, one at Elizabeth
College and the other at Amity. To these we extend a
cordial welcome and hope that soon we may have others to
The Executive Committee met twice. At the April
meeting- Mrs. Dr. R. C. Holland was elected corresponding-
editor of the Woman's department for The Lutheran
Visitor, as the former editor had resigned.
1. Let the corresponding secretaries of the auxiliary
societies not only be more prompt in sending- their quarter-
ly reports to the synodical corresponding* secretar}-, but
also report all their public meetings or meetings of special
interest to the Lutheran Visitor. Your corresponding
editor, Mrs. Dr. R. C. Holland, will be glad to get any
notes of interest from the societies.
2. Let the organizing committees make an extra effort,
during the next year, to organize societies where there are
none. What a corps of workers there would be if every
church had a Woman's and a Children's Missionary
3. Let ever}- society observe the Week of Prayer and
Self-Denial. If meeting-s cannot be held every da} T during
the week, hold at least one meeting, at which time bring
your envelopes with your offerings.
And now I turn over to you the trust committed to me,
thanking you for your co-operation and kindness during
my term of office. Respectfully submitted,
Mrs. J. H. C. FISHER.
The Corresponding Secretarj-'s report was read, re-
ceived and referred to committee.
WOMAN S MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 7
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY'S REPORT.
The eight years which have passed, since our
sixth annual convention was held here in Charlotte, have
been years of earnest labors and great encouragement to
the women of our Synod. Each year has witnessed the
consecrated efforts of the active members of our Auxiliary
Societies, and the Lord's blessings have been added abun-
At our sixth convention we enrolled 22 societies and
507 active members. Now at our fourteenth convention
we have an enrollment of 653 active, 124 honorary, 127
life members in 29 auxiliary societies.
During these years a number of new societies have
been organized; some have fallen out and then returned to
active work with the Convention, while some others have
The societies once enrolled and now inactive are: St.
Paul's, (Wilmington,) Prosperity, Concordia, Sandy Creek,
Richland, Low's. We do hope these societies will soon be
reorganized and join with us again. Our organizing com-
mittees might find work in these congregations.
In October of last year a new society was organized at
Amity with fifteen active and three honorary members.
We are glad to welcome this society to help in the great
cause of missions.
We heard of a society being organized at Elizabeth
College, but we have no report from it. •
We are glad to see that all the societies, excepting two,
hold their meetings monthly. Three societies report hav-
ing held twelve meetings during the year.
It is also encouraging to learn that so many societies
observe the Week of Prayer. The Literature Committee
will furnish you with envelopes with the week's pro-
gram printed on them. Do not l'ail to make use of them.
Hold at least one meeting durin gthe week, at which time
bring in ycur envelope with your Thanks or Self-denial
18 public meetings were held during the year. These
serve to increase interest in mission work not only in your
own members but in the whole congregation. Let each
society attempt to hold one public meeting during each
We would urge the Secretaries of the Auxiliary
Societies to keep careful and correct records of their work.
So often the reports sent the Synodical Corresponding Sec-
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retary do not correspond with former reports.
May this convention have the guidance of the Holy
Spirit in all its deliberations, and may our sole motive be
the g"lory of God, the advancement of Christ's Kingdom on
earth and the salvation of souls.
Mrs. H. N. MILLER, Cor. Sec.
The 'Treasurer, Mrs. P. N. Heilig-, read her report,
which was received and referred to the proper committee.
Treasurer's Report of the Woman's Home and Foreign
Missionary Societj-, ending- July 31, 1899.
Name of Suciety.
St. Marks, (Charlotte)
April 1, '99
Sept. 21, '98
April 5, ,
March 29, '99
October 1, '98
March 22, '99
October 3, '98
March 31, '99
< )ctober 3,
Jan'y 16, '99
October 5, '98
via re h 20, '99
Oct. 16, '98
Jan'y 25, '99
woman's missionary convention.
Name of Society.
3 78 3 75
19 17 19 12
2 5 50 2 75
June 3, '99,
I 55 1 55
2 58 2 57
Jany. 12, '99,
5 65 4 65
April 29, '99,
Feb. 21, '99,
May 5, '99.
March 2, '99,
August 6, '99,
Autr. 6 and 17,
Dec. 22, '98,
St. Mark's (China Grove)
March 29, '99,
Dec. 31, '98,
January 9, '99,
St. John's (Salisbury)
St. James' (Concord)
PROCEEDINGS OF THE
Name of Society.
5 l ~>
St. John's (Cabarrus)
% 8 00
4 17 00
8j 4 00
4! 7 21
Mont Amoena Seminarv
Aug. 19, '98,
Collection at Convention
Home Missions, -
Jan'y, 27, '99, 'By amount paid J. E. Cooper,
" " J. E. Cooper,
May 17, " " " J. E- Cooper,
" " J. E. Cooper,
Aug. 19, " " " J. E. Cooper,
" " J. E. Cooper,
" J. E. Cooper,
Collections at convention,
By Amount in Bank,
To Amount in Bank,
Respectfully submitted, Mrs. P. N. Heiug, Treasurer.
Aug. 30, '$
'■' 30, 'S
Oct. 10. '9t
Amount reported last convention from
Miss V. Shoup, Ch'm. Lit. Com.
Am't. ten cent dues from members
" Conferential Conven., China Grove
By amount paid Miss V. Shoup, chair-
man Literary committee,
By Amt. pd. E. H. Aull printing 200
Hy Amt pd E. H. Aull printing minutes
Postage and-Ex. on minutes
Pd Mrs. A. W. Winecoff Ex on minutes
To Amt. in Bank
$ 3 75
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children's society for a native helper.
Sept. 2, 98.
Amount in Bank Aug. 31, '98
$ 8 35
Jan'y. 2, '99.
" Mark's (China Grove)
St. John's (Salisbury)
" Mark's (China Grove)
St. Mark's (China Grove)
" John's (Salisbury)
St. Mark's (China Grove)
By Amount J E. Cooper
" " " " "
" " in Bank
" 28, '99,
To Amount in Bank
Paid J. E- Cooper, Treas., Mission
Board, for Greensboro Mission
Paid J. D. Heilig, Treas., N. C. Synod,
for Executive Committee, overplus
of $100 from Children's Miss. Socs.
The Convention adjourned with benediction by Rev.
PUBLIC SERVICE, 8 P. M.
The devotional exercise was conducted by Rev. P. D.
Risinger. The address was delivered by Rev. L. E.
Busby on the subject, "Woman, the Twentieth Century
Factor in the World's Evangelization." The offering-
amounted to $2.70. .
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WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JULY 2, 1899.
"WE HAVE LOST A CO=WORKER."
PROCEEDINGS OF THE
CHILDREN'S PUBLIC SERVICE.
Thursday, August 31, 10 A. M.
The Children's public missionary service was conducted
by Rev. W. A. Lutz, and the following - program was
Words of welcome by Marie Yeager.
Response by Maggie Linn, Mt. Pleasant, N. C.
Reports from the Children's societies were submitted
Holy Trinity — Maggie Linn.
Grace— Hallie Miller.
St. Mark's, China Grove— Pearl Bost.
St. John's (Salisbury) — Lottie Cauble.
The report of the General Secretary, Miss Ella B.
Shirey, was read,
REPORT OF SECRETARY OF CHILDREN'S
Names of Societies.
Earnest Workers (Trinity,)
St. Mark's, China Grove, . . .
St. John's, Salisbury,
Helping Hands, St. James, .
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This report shows that no new societies have been or-
ganized during - the past year. It is not, however, a full
report of what the children in North Carolina Synod have
done for missions, for most of our Sunday schools contributed
every year to the Synodical Missionary fund, though
they are not regularly organized into Missionary Societies.
At St. Matthew's the children had a missionan^ service in
October, at which a collection of all the children had made
during the year for missions was taken and the money sent
through the Women's Society to our Treasurer. The so-
ciety at Salem gave $12,08 io the Orphan's Home in addi-
tion to the amount reported above. At St. Mark's,
Charlotte, the whole Sunday school has been recently org-
anized into a Missionary Society, and on certain days their
collections are given to missions. The pastor of Organ
and Ebenezer writes, "In both congregations bands are at
work, and will report this fall."
One of the most encouraging features of this report is
the good attendance at the monthly meetings. Holy Trin-
ity being banner, with an attendance of 52 ; and Trinity,
with a membership of 17, has an average attendance of 16.
May not some of our Women's Societies learn from these
children a lesson of zeal and enthusiasm? Verily, "a lit-
tle child shall lead them." And should not this whole-
hearted way in which the children alwa} r s respond to any
effort made to interest them in missions encourage the or-
ganization of more of these societies that they may be bet-
ter trained to do this work, and made to realize what a
share they may have in carrying out the great commission?
Only give them an enthusiastic leader; one who has a real
love for the work, and a loving insight into child-nature,
and a zealous band of workers will assuredly be the result.
Surely in every congregation there are women with
these- qualifications. Then let our, Women's Societies se-
lect them and put them, to work among'the children-whose
talents for this, the Master's work, are lying idle. One
reason why those who could make good leaders often hesi-
tate to undertake the work is because they fear they can-
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not make the monthly meeting's interesting-. The South-
ern Lutheran and The Children's Missionary would
help them very much to overcome this difficulty, coming as
they do every month with news fresh and interesting from
the mission fields in which we are most interested. The
Children's Missionary has a program and study, in full,
for each monthly meeting, which is, at least, helpful and
In countn T congregations where the difficult}' in getting
the children together is the chief obstacle in the way of
having a society, the whole Sunday school could be organ-
ized into a Missionary Society to meet once a month and de-
vote part of the time, or an extra half hour, and the funds
raised on that day go to the cause of missions. At an} 7
rate the plan recommended by the Board of Missions at the
last meeting of the United Synod might be adopted, name-
ly: "That one Sunday of each quarter be designated by all
Sunday schools as Missionary Sunday, and that on
that Sunday the children be especially addressed on the
subject of Missions, and offerings be taken for this object."
And now to this convention I wish to make one sugges-
tion and one plea. The suggestion is that the Children's
Societies during the coming }'ear continue to give S100 for
the support of a native helper in Japan, and in addition en-
deavor to raise S50 for home missions. The plea is that
our pastors and the delegates at this convention go back to
their congregations with the determination that this branch
of the work shall no longer be neglected, and that the
children throughout the North Carolina Synod shall be
more thoroughly organized during the coming year than
the) 7 have hitherto.
ELLA BELLE SHIREY,
Secretary Children's Societies.
Recitation, "The Great Famine Cry," by Lottie Cauble.
Letter from Mrs. R. B. Peery, read by Mrs. J. P. Cook.
Recitation, "Somebody Else," b} 7 Gordon Bowers.
Recitation, "On Opposite Sides of the Sea," by Man'
woman's missionary convention. 17
Address by Rev. C. B. Miller, Concord, N. C.
The offering- amounted to $5.51.
AFTERNOON BUSINESS SESSION.— 3 o'clock.
The Convention was opened with Mission service, page
16 in United Service. The members eng-aged in sentence
prayer, after which the roll was called and response made
with Scripture text on Faith.
The President announced the following standing com-
Credentials. — Mrs. A. W. Winecoff, Miss Sallie J.
President's Report. — Mrs. C. B. Miller, Mrs. J. A.
Thorn, Mrs. C. B. King.
Treasurer's Report. — Miss Lester Bloom, Mrs. Eudy,
Miss Ludara Van Pool.
Letters and Papers. — Mrs. John Deaton, Miss Jennie
Patterson, Miss Hallie Miller.
Minutes of Last Year. — Misses Emma Lipe, Lettie
Kerns, Carrie Cook.
Reports of Auxiliaries. — Mr^. R. C. Holland, Miss
Rosa Powlas, Mrs. Rakestraw.
Nominations. — Mrs. J. P. Cook, Mrs. Luther Sloop,
Miss Jennie Ludwig.
Resolutions. — Mrs. Edgar Bowers, Miss Mabel Barrier,
Mrs. Van Pelt.
The report of the Organizing Committee was read and
REPORT OF ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OF NORTH-
Your Committee attended the meeting of Northern Con-
ference last October at Amity Church, and organized a So-
ciety with thirteen active and two honorary members, with
the following officers :
President, Mrs. S. A. Hoover ; Recording- Secretary,
Miss Mattie Hoover; Treasurer, Mrs. J. A. B. Goodman.
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On the same day we attempted to organize at St. Mich-
ael's, but the pastor having- resigned, we found it was im-
practicable to effect an organization. There were only a
few interested ; but since they have secured a pastor we
hope we will have an active Society in this congregation
in the near future. Respectfully submitted,
Mrs. V. R. Stickeey, ) n ...
Miss Bettie Fisher, \ Commlttee -
The report of Literature Committee was read and referr-
ed to committee.
REPORT OF LITERATURE COMMITTEE.
Aug. 1898.— Cash on hand $ 39
October.— To cash from Mrs, P. N. Heilig 3 75
October. — To cash from Miss Mattie Miller 16
October. — To cash from Miss Van Poole 12
October.— To cash from Mrs. V. R. Stickley 11
November. — To cash from Miss Lester Bloom. ... 12
November. — To cash from Mrs. Ellen Lingle . . 12
January 1899. — To cash from Miss Mary Petrea. . . 15
March. — To cash from Mrs. Carson . . 12
March. — To cash from Mrs. Bernhardt 12
Total $ 5 16
September 1898. — By amount for mailing tracts. $ 47
October. — By amount for postals and envelopes. . . 40
Oct — By Amt. for postage in self denial envelopes. 79
May 1899. — By amount for postage 15
June. — By amount for tracts 1 85
August. — By amount for postage 36
Total $ 4 02
Balance on hand $ 1 14
Alice M. Scherer, ) ^ •,,
The reports of the auxiliary societies were read.
President C. B. King extended to the members of the
Convention an invitation to visit Elizabeth College Friday
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The following- resolution was adopted :
Whereas, It is very necessary that the Treasurer's re-
port should embrace a full and complete exhibit of all
funds collected during- the year ; and
Whereas, a number of auxiliary Societies make their
final returns too late for the Treasurer to insert them in
her annual report to this body, Therefore
Resolved, That each auxiliary Society be, and is hereby
urged to send its final report to the Treasurer, Mrs. P. N.
Heilig, at least ten daj^s before our annual convention
A very encouraging report of our home mission work was
given by Rev. L. K. Probst, General Secretary.
Convention adjourned with benediction by Dr. Holland.
PUBLIC SERVICE— 8 p. m.
Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. L. K. Probst.
Mrs. Edgar Bowers read a paper entitled, ' 'The Spread-
ing of the Gospel, the Supreme Duty of the Christian
A letter from Rev. C. L. Brown, missionary^ to Japan,
was read by Mrs. H. N. Miller.
Addresses were delivered by Revs. P. D. Risinger, mis-
sionary at Greensboro, and Rev. L. K. Probst, Secretary
The offering amounted to $6.00.
THIRD DAY— Business Session, 10 a. m.
The Convention opened with the use of Promise service,
page 30 in United Service.
The report of Committee on President's report was re-
ceived to be considered by items.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT'S RE-
Your Committee has respectfully examined the Pres-
ident's report, and find, first, that she calls attention to the
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work begun in Greensboro, High Point and Lexington,
and urge a continuance of our support of that work. We
1st. That we again appropriate two hundred dollars
($200) as last year, to the Greensboro work. P^urther we
find that she calls attention to the importance of our home
work at other points. We recommend:
2nd. That we again appropriate four hundred dollars
($400) to the Board of Missions for home work as last year.
The next point that claims our attention is the work of the
foreign field, and with her, we are greatly cheered by the
encouraging reports from our Missionaries there, and tru^t
that in the near future we may have yet another mission-
ary in the field. We therefore recommend:
3rd. That the same appropriations be made to Foreign
Missions as last year, namely, $350; this being one-third of
the salary of our foreign missionary, Rev. C. L. Brown.
4th. We recommend that all remaining funds over and
above the foregoing appropriations be turned over to the
Executive Committee of the North Carolina Synod.
5th. Resolved, That we most heartily approve the selec-
tion of Mrs. R. C. Holland as corresponding editor of the
Woman's Department in the Lutheran Visitor, and recog-
nize in her a thoroughly efficient correspondent in this de-
6th. We recommend the adoption of the President's sug-
gestions, 1, 2, 3. Respectfully submitted,
Mrs. C. B. Miller,
Mrs. J. A. Thom,
, Mrs. Chas. B. King.
Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 were adopted. Report was adopt-
ed as a whole.
The report of Committee on Treasurer's report was re-
ceived and adopted.
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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TREASURER'S RE-
We your Committee on Treasurer's Report, have exam-
ined the report (with vouchers) and find the same correct.
Mrs. M. L. Eudy,
Ludara Van Pooee.
The report of committee on Letters and Papers was re-
ceived to be considered b} T items.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LETTERS AND PA-
Your committee on Letters and Papers would report as
1st. We have before us the Report of the Literature
Committee of last year, showing- an expenditure of $4.02 in
sending out tracts and Self-Denial envelopes to different
societies. We recommend that this report be printed in the
minutes, and the same committee be continued.
The second, is the report of the Organizing- Committee
of the Northern Conference. We recommend that this re-
port also be printed in our minutes.
Item 3, is the report of the Secretary of the Children's
The report of the children's societies is full and interest-
ing, showing contributions from nine societies of over
$120.00. We recommend that this report be printed in the
minutes, and the suggestions contained therein be heartily
approved, viz: that one Sunday in each quarter be desig-
nated as "Mission Sunday," and that the children's societies
of the coming year contribute $100.00 for the support of a
native helper in Japan, and all the unexpended balance
with the $50.00 be turned over to the Executive Committee
of the North Carolina Synod.
We heartily join in the closing plea that this branch of
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the work be thoroughly organized during the year through-
out the North Carolina Synod.
4th. Is the report of the Committee on the Circulation
of "Gist of Japan." We recommend that this report be
5th. Report of the Corresponding Secretary. We re-
commend that this report be printed in the minutes, and
that this Convention emphasize the suggestion that care-
ful and correct records be kept by the auxiliary societies, in
order that they ma}' make satisfactory reports to the Cor-
6th. We recommend that Mrs. Peery's and Rev. C. L.
Brown's letters be published in the Lutheran Visitor.
Miss Jennie Patterson*,
Miss Hallie Miller.
Items 1 and 2 were adopted. Item 3 as amended was
adopted. Items 4, 5, and 6 were adopted. Adopted as a
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CIRCULATION OF
"GIST OF JAPAN."
Your committee appointed to circulate the "Gist of Ja-
pan" succeeded in selling seven copies to different societies.
The cost was SOcts per cop}* and postage 12cts, making
the entire cost 92cts per copy.
I wrote to the publishers, but could not secure them
cheaper than from Mr. W. P. Houseal. I had hoped to
get one in each society, that all the members might ac-
quaint themselves with the condition of our foreign field,
knowing it would awake more interest in the mission
Mrs. V. R. Stickley.
The report of the committee on minutes of last year was
woman's missionary convention. 23
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINUTES OF
We, your committee, have carefully examined minutes of
last year, and find that the work has been satisfactorily
reported. We find nothing- requiring- the action of this
The election of officers for next year resulted as follows :
President, Mrs. J. Q. Wertz ; First Vice-President, Miss
Ella Belle Shirey; Second Vice-President, Mrs. V. R.
Stickley ; Recording Secretary, Miss Florence Miller ; Cor-
responding Secretary, Mrs. H. N. Miller; Mrs. P. N. Hei-
lig, Treasurer for life, with Mrs. A. W. Winecoff assistant ,
for next year, and Miss Ella B. Shirey, General Secretary
of children's societies, and Mrs. M. L. Stevens, Historian.
The following committees were appointed:
Organizing Committee of Northern Conference — Mrs. V. R.
Stickley, Enochville, N. C ; Miss Bettie Fisher. Concord,
N. C, and Mrs. A. W. Winecoff, Salisbury, N. C.
Organizing Committee of Southern Conference — Mrs. G. H.
Cox, Organ Church, N. C; Miss Ludara Van Poole, Craven,
N. C, and Miss Constance Cline, Concord, N. C.
Literature Committee — Mrs. J. A. Linn, Mt. Pleasant, N.
C. ; Mrs. Edgar Bowers, Mt. Pleasant. N. C, and Miss Sal-
lie J. Fisher, Mt. Pleasant, N. C.
The following resolution was adopted :
Whereas, It is very inconvenient for our Treasurer to col-
lect the incidental expenses during the Convention:
Resolved, That the societies send in their amounts to
Treasurer before the Convention.
The report of committee on Resolutions was received and
adopted as a whole.
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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS.
The Fourteenth Annual Synodical Convention has a
great deal for which to be thankful. Among- the most
prominent is the continued liberality of the members, the
wide awake Children's Missionary Societies and the ex-
ceedingly helpful children's missionary exercise of this
Again, the loyalty of this Convention to the North Caro-
lina Synod and United Synod is a matter to which atten-
tion should be called, to-wit : That we have appropriated
our funds in the rates of 15c to Foreign and 25c to Home
Resolved, 1. We thank the Lord for binding us together
in this work b}' the chords of His love.
Resolved, 2. Since our last meeting we feel that we
have lost a co-worker by the death of Rev. C. A. Rose. We
move that a page in the minutes be suitably inscribed to his
Resolved, 3. The Convention returns most sincere
thanks to Dr. Holland and the people of St. Marks church
for their hearty welcome and kind hospitality.
Resolved, 4. That we return thanks to President C. B.
King and others for the opportunity so kindly extended of
visiting Elizabeth College.
Mrs. Edgar Bowers,
Miss Mabel Barrier,
Mrs. Van Pelt.
The Convention closed according to service in United
Service, page 51. The benediction was pronounced by the
pastor loci, Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D.
Miss Florence Miller,
Children's Societies, Report of Secretary 14
Children's Services, 14
Convention Expenses, Resol u tion 23
Corresponding Secretary, Report of 7
Tabulated Statement 12
Delegates, List of 3
"Gist of Japan", Report of Commmitte on Circulation .22
Literature Committee, Report of 18
Letters and Papers, Report of Committee on 21
Minutes of Last Year, Report of Committee on 23
Officers, Election of 23
President's Report 5
Report of Committee on 19
Public Meeting 19
Resolutions, Report of Committee on 24
Standing Committees 17
Special Committees 23
Treasurer's Report 8
Report of Committee on 21
Treasurer, Report of, Resolution , 19
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